Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near North Vancouver District with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice little trail but definitely better in Spring or Fall when it is less busy. In summer, it is super humid and pretty busy the whole way.

hiking
2 days ago

Nice trail and view but exceedingly busy by 10am.

Easy hike with nice views at the end.

8 days ago

It was not moderate but really good fun. we did it counter clockwise and it is easy to miss the turnoff from the Elsay Lake trail. Lots of talus fields. On a day with a gazillion people hiking Seymour we didnt see anyone on the Elsay Lake and Elsay mountain trails. Due to time we didnt summit Elsay itself but still a nice challenging hike. Took us 6 hours including lots of breaks. I went with my 9 yr old but it was at his limit for a trail. super well marked so a big thanks to whoever taped and set up the hundreds of cairns. Recommend doing Mystery Lake at the start or end to limit the boring gravel ski roads. Four stars only because it is classified at moderate and should be hard in keeping with other ratings.

Quick out and back with a great view from the rock. Always a bit busy but trail goers keep the trail clean.

I’d say this trail is more moderate than easy. It would be easy for the fit seasoned hiker, so overall a more moderate-easy for the average joe. There are a large amount of stairs initially, then more nearer the middle and a ton near the end of the hike downwards which you then have to come up on your way back. The only downside is how heavily trafficked the trail is.

Easy and dog friendly

hiking
1 month ago

This was an easy-moderate hike. Lots of stairs but not too steep, with soft and mossy trails in between. The view at the end is worth the short hike (36 minutes one way on a very relaxed pace).

rather quick hike . went super early to avoid foot traffic. was good but I expected it to be better due to hype of photos.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome hike for views and trail is beautiful. The only downside is that it's busy. The Forest was lovely and we did this pretty quick with our three year old but he's pretty adventurous! check us out @loewenlife for quarry rock and others! Parking is difficult, try to go early.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun enough

hiking
2 months ago

Fun hike and beautiful look out once you reach quarry rock but I’d put this more as moderate for families as there are a ton of stairs to climb which may not be great for young kids, varied ability or older adults. Can get pretty packed with people in the summer.

Amazing view and wonderful hike!

walking
2 months ago

Easy peasy walk or great beginner trail for those just getting in to trail running. Great variety of woodwork, wider gravel trails and narrower dirt/root/rock trails.

hiking
2 months ago

Trail very well maintained, nice views. I’d say moderate level.

hiking
3 months ago

Must do for a trail during summer. Easy to moderate level and definitely worth the view you get to see at the top! Not to be missed out for sure.

Nice view at the end , little busy even though I was there at 9 am. Hike itself wasn’t very hard , very family friendly

hiking
3 months ago

Quite a number of stairs (nothing like the Grind ofc), but a nice easy hike w/ a pretty view. Would recommend for beginners.
There’s also a flat wood railing near the top set of stairs where people can write their names!
Make sure to grab the staple donut at Honey Doughnuts & Goodies after your hike as a reward (:

loved the hike, not a fan of all the stairs lol

hiking
3 months ago

There is a high amount of foot traffic. Arrive early to find parking, and prepare yourself for lots of stairs. All culminates to a lovely view.

The town offers simple parks and gardens by the waterfront through which you can wander with ice cream, gelato, cinnamon buns, or doughnuts. Grab a seat after the hike and enjoy a beer and pizza, or rent a kayak for a few hours if you're up for more activities.

Worth a trip.

hiking
3 months ago

Good first hike of the season, just enough incline to make it feel like a hike. Haven’t done this hike for a few years and was surprised by how busy it was in the middle of the week. Be ready for every other person hiking to be gripping their phones or texting as they are hiking. Also passed a few people with music blaring which just doesn’t seem to fit the surroundings.

hiking
3 months ago

An excellent beginner trail.

trail running
3 months ago

Nice easy walk through the woods; perfect for out of town guests who want a quick outdoor activity. Easy hike, great view. Can’t lose.

Took it with my kids and they all made it round trip!

hiking
3 months ago

I love this hike - though there are a LOT of stairs. A lot.

Good little jaunt with a great view at the end, bring a small snack/lunch and enjoy on the rock before heading back down again.

hiking
3 months ago

Great view at the top but loads of people around on a sunny day. Do recommend going early morning to avoid rush hour and enjoy a beautiful sunrise. Lots of stairs!

Pangor is absolutely NOT a hiking trail. This is a directional mountain biking trail going down the mountain maintained and sanctioned by he NSMBA. Do not hike this. I have had close encounters with hikers on this trail; it is very high speed at the lower end.

hiking
4 months ago

An intro hike with great view. Deep cove is also great for standup paddle boarding and picnics.

hiking
4 months ago

Fantastic views with minimal effort. Lots of stairs! Go early to avoid trouble finding parking.

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